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Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Get Co-operative at CHH Annual Conference

Published 14th May 2018

Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS), which is a part of the One Broker group, attended the Confederation of Co-operative Housing’s (CCH) annual conference last week where they spoke to Housing Co-operatives and Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) from across the country.

The CHH conference brings together individuals with a shared interest in community, co-operative housing. GDIS were in attendance to discuss with visitors their insurance needs, introducing them to TMO Insurance which is available through GDIS.

Phil Smith, Business Executive of GDIS, commented "Events like this are really important as they bring individuals from across the co-operative housing sector together. Today we have spoken to many tenants who are dedicated to improving the conditions of their, and their neighbours shared living space by being involved with local TMOs. We’ve also seen local and national Government representatives and listened to impassioned discussions about the future of community housing. It has been fantastic to hear the voices of so many individuals from across the political and social divide. This helps me to understand the real needs of this group and ensure that I am securing the right products for them".

For more on GDIS’ TMO Insurance, visit: www.gdis.co.uk/business_insurance/tenant_management_organisation_insurance

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One Broker Celebrates Blood Bike Groups on Appreciation Day

Published 11th May 2018

Members of the One Broker group, which GDIS is a part of, have continued their efforts to raise awareness and funds for local charities, SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire. Staff from across the group celebrated the fantastic work the organisations carry out by hosting an Appreciation Day which involved staff raising money with an office Bake Sale and learning more about the charities through Fun Fact posters.

Known as the Blood Bikes, SERV Norfolk and SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire provide blood and medical product transport services to hospitals around East Anglia to ease the strain on NHS resources. The One Broker group has been a supporter of SERV Norfollk and SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire since June last year and has since raised over £2400 for the charities. In addition, this Spring staff have taken part in a host of activities to raise awareness and more donations for the organisation. These have included taking part in an Easter Treasure Hunt, attending presentations conducted by volunteers from the charities and raising money through the Appreciation Day.

Kerry Patterson, Associate Director at KTIB in Norwich, commented "We’ve learnt over the past month by speaking to volunteers from the Blood Bike charities that running their vital, life- saving service is not cheap. That’s why we’ve taken such delight in supporting the SERV groups both financially and by raising awareness to their work".

Gary Eagling, Senior Claims Technician at NWBIB in Cambridge, added "We’ve had great fun during the Blood Bikes Appreciation Day making, baking, buying and especially eating cakes to raise money! It’s also been interesting to learn more about SERV Suffolk & Cambridgeshire and SERV Norfolk and the brilliant work they do locally".

Shaun, Ed, Tim, Scott, Henry, Ashley, Tom and Ian

Team One Broker Celebrate Maiden Tournament at Aviva’s Broker 6!

Published 10th May 2018

Staff from the One Broker group, which Gibbs Denley Insurance Services is a part of, battled it out with fellow insurance brokers on Friday at the Broker 6, organised by Aviva. The football competition was the first time the One Broker group has been represented in the Aviva tournament and Team OB sure did the company proud!

Pitched against twenty two teams, presenting insurance brokerage groups from across the country, Team One Broker only conceded 2 out of 7 of their games, although were sadly pipped to the post by competition winners, Marsh. The sporting event was wrapped up with a buffet and drinks, giving participants an opportunity to catch up with the 150 other brokers in attendance.

Ed George, Trainee Account Executive at Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, part of the One Broker group, said "It’s been a great day of football here at Carrow Road! There has definitely been a competitive but friendly atmosphere between the teams and I’m really proud of what Team OB achieved in our first ever tournament!".

Marketing Executive, Michelle Dobson-Jones, was on the side lines throughout the competition and commented "It’s great to see members from across One Broker coming together as a team. We have members from our Norwich and Cambridge businesses plus staff that work across the group getting involved, which has been great to witness".

(Pictured left to right from top: Shaun, Ed, Tim, Scott, Henry, Ashley, Tom and Ian)

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Gibbs Denley Insurance Services to Attend CCH Annual Conference 2018

Published 8th May 2018

Gibbs Denley Insurance Services (GDIS), part of the One Broker group, is to attend the Confederation of Co-operative Housing’s (CCH) annual conference next week. The event will be held at Chesford Grange in Warwick and will host a range of individuals involved in the housing community, from politicians to representatives of Tenant Management Organisations (TMO) and Housing Co-operatives.

The CCH, which aims to campaign for solutions to increase quality co-operative housing in England and Wales, encourages communication between key people. In addition to tenants and community leaders, Ministry of Housing and Local Government representatives are expected to attend the event.

After recently launching a TMO scheme, GDIS will be visiting the conference to hear the views of groups and to gain further understanding of their associated insurance needs. The cover available from GDIS protects against a variety of risks, providing TMO’s with the peace of mind that if an incident did occur they would be financially protected.

To find out more about GDIS’s TMO Insurance visit: www.gdis.co.uk/business_insurance/tenant_management_organisation_insurance.html or to arrange a meeting over a coffee at the CCH Conference with Business Executive, Phil Smith, call 07398 490022 or email phil.smith@gdis.co.uk

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